Ivy Carter is no stranger to losing the people she loves. She avoids romantic entanglements, especially with Orrin James, the brilliant astrophysicist falling for her.
But when she is stolen through time and trapped fifty thousand years in the past, Ivy is tasked with the greatest challenge of her life; to prevent the extinction of a primitive human species against overwhelming odds. Determined to save them and desperate to find a way back home, Ivy reaches out across time and space, to the only person in the modern world who remembers her.
As Orrin uncovers Ivy’s trail of archaeological clues to prove she existed, the modern world around him spirals into destruction. Every move Ivy makes in the past, puts future Earth in danger.
Each alone, they battle demons, inside and out, to prevent a genocidal war that could change the course of human evolution forever.
In a thrilling adventure that flips between modern world catastrophe and prehistoric survival, Ivy Carter holds the fate of humankind in her hands.
This is the first book in a series. The sequel and conclusion, “EXTINCT”, will be released in 2022.
Available in Paperback or eBook
A great read
By Amazon Customer on August 16, 2016
As someone who has not read a book from this type of genre before, I found it to be a fascinating and interesting insight into human evolution. Extremely well-written book that had me wanting to know what was going to happen next, making it hard to put down! I look forward to reading the next instalment and seeing what is next in store for Ivy.
Could not put this book down – strong characters, excitement and suspense!
By J.R. (Goodreads) on Jun 14, 2016
For me, it raised some really thought-provoking questions about humanity – our strengths and weaknesses, the choices we make and their effect on other species.
A really enjoyable read.
Matt Bolton (Goodreads) on Jun 13, 2016
The author mixes science fiction, archaeology, genetics, ethics and romance in my most thought-provoking read in ages. Juxtaposing an ancient world with our modern one, through the eyes of an environmentalist and archaeologist in the lead character, challenges the reader to examine contemporary environmental and ethical practices. All of this is tied up in a book that’s an entertaining read and hard to put down. It certainly left me wanting to know more about Ivy and what her future holds.
Definitive Sci-fi / Part one: Extinction
ByAmazon Customer on January 14, 2017
Only got to read the first part so f are, but definitely intriguing. I liked the way you brought several different sciences into the story. I am wondering what she will find on the tools. Thank you for a very engrossing story, Danny Scott.
Characters and Detail make this book interesting.
ByS C Kerron January 11, 2017
Interesting plot, good characters, sometimes very detailed, sometimes a bit missing on the cadence but will certainly read the next.
I got so hooked on this book that I hated to put it down to go to work
By Kendra Lipscomb-Poole on December 20, 2016
I got so hooked on this book that I hated to put it down to go to work. I am going to be on the look for more books by this author.
Human means way more than homo sapien.
By Ozmatooon December 9, 2016
This novel was a joy to read. It constantly questions what it means to be human, and often asks if that’s always a good thing. There are many plot twists, two very likeable characters, and more to meet along the way. There’s a tip of the hat to Bradbury’s short story, “The Sound of Thunder”.
By Kindle Customer on December 2, 2016
Well told story just purchased the rest of the book!
Waiting for download to finish the story to see how it does
BySusan Green on October 3, 2016
Can’t wait for the ending.
Great Sci-Fi Read!
By Jose M.on August 30, 2016
I love stories & novels that are thought provoking! Author Hayley Camille captivates your attention from the beginning with well written characters that quickly bring you into their scientific world of careful thought, with scientists that care about the outcome of their research(will it benefit wo/mankind?) What are the consequences to what we are conducting experiments for? Ms. Camille invokes a reader’s great concern and care for her characters by having a wonderful knack for superb character description; sharing hidden thoughts; with exceptional character interaction, and realistic dialogue! “Human” is written so good that one of the main characters(on my own personal level) hits a little too close to home, causing some discomfort, but in a good way. Again, causing me to pause & think about life’s essential concerns. As a reader you might find yourself in the rich interactions between the main characters Ivy & Orrin as they journey between the chapters displaying such human factors to their psyche. A clever literary plot tool that Ms. Camille uses exposes our past to show modern wo/man’s flaws(in thinking themselves superior)! Making you question “progress;” Science for Science sake, which has brought about Killer bees, and some nut-job would try and bring back Dinosaurs like Jurassic Park. Even when you read enough to play the game: “I got this figured out,” Ms. Camille surprises you. Enticing you to read the next book in the series to see what goes on next…
Compassion, Science, Time Travel and Bonobos… this book is a beautiful mix of genres.
By Ben on June 28, 2016
This is what happens when an author brings together real science and imagination. It’s a time travel story that plays out in three places. The first is our own world, specifically Melbourne, where Ivy Carter is a university lecturer. The second place is on the island of Flores in the Indonesian archipelago, thousands and thousands of years ago around the time when an off-shoot of humanity existed alongside homo sapiens. They’re affectionately known as ‘hobbits’ in the news stories that cover the area and discoveries. This is based on fact — they did exist. Hayley Camille takes these stories (and has done a LOT of research into this obviously) and crafts a huge WHAT IF storyline. Ivy Carter travels back to this time and faces big questions about if she should interfere in history, and if so, to what extent. And that brings me to the third place in the story. The third place is an alternate present day, when the repercussions of Ivy’s actions play out.
I really marvelled at the science in this story, and given that I don’t have a science background that wasn’t exactly difficult! Camille is able to sell the science in this really well. She introduces great little inventions, like a way to create electricity, which are probably obvious to people who know the scene, but to me they came across as amazing. It really hooked me into the story.
There’s also a deeply human story here. And it’s incredibly relevant to our world now. How do we treat people who are just a little different to ourselves? How does compassion cross the lines of human/hobbit and even human/bonobo.
Beautiful story, but there’s clearly a second book coming – so be prepared for a moment of “WHAT?? That can’t be happening!” at the end. I really look forward to reading the next chapter.
This review is based on a paperback book I purchased in Melbourne.
By Cassondra Foster on June 19, 2016
This is an excellent book. I was very surprised.
The ultimate fight for survival!
BySmallWhiteFloweron June 14, 2016
Could not put this book down – strong characters, excitement and suspense! For me, it raised some really thought-provoking questions about humanity – our strengths and weaknesses, the choices we make and their effect on other species. Superbly written.
ByAmazon Customer on June 9, 2016
I couldn’t put it down- this book was kind of like Tomb Raider meets Indiana Jones meets Back to the Future. Thoroughly recommend.
Great read with an interest grabbing story
By Daniel Hardgrove on June 1, 2016
Great read with a interest grabbing story. Gives the reader a taste of what very early human life was like. I would like to find what comes next in the series.
The material is quite descriptive and sometimes gives an informational vibe. However, the story never gets side-tracked and stays on topic which is great; very important for a solid story.
By Amazon Customer on May 8, 2016
A roller-coaster ride through time with breathtaking action, gripping drama and challenging scenarios. Ivy is the reluctant heroine, who is tasked to save a race of extinct hominids and who brings to the fore the debate about what makes us human. This story is a must-read as you walk the blurry line that defines our humanity.